Category: Vendors

Visio Impulse: computer vision for construction

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London-based Visio Impulse is applying computer vision techniques to help clients and project teams rapidly get insights from site imagery. Incorporated by Farhad Bazyari in London in June 2017 and launched in February 2018, Visio Impulse applies computer vision techniques to monitor construction and engineering projects. A graduate of Sheffield University, Bazyari completed a PhD …

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Bentley Systems acquires PCSG

Mark Bew

Bentley Systems’ Year In Infrastructure 2020 has started with news of an acquisition: PCSG, the UK-based consultancy chaired by former UK BIM Task Group head Mark Bew, has been bought by Bentley Systems. The Cohesive Companies, a digital integrator investment of the Acceleration Fund of Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based Professional Construction Strategies Group (PCSG) …

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Prin-D: a CDE for CDM

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Prin-D targets firms acting as Principal Designer under the UK’s Construction Design and Management (CDM) health and safety regulations. Via a blog post by Imanuel Steele on the IET website (Tackling record-keeping challenges in the construction industry with technology), I learned about Prin-D, a Manchester, UK-based startup established in 2017 that has developed a ‘CDM2015 …

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Plan early with Plannerly

Plannerly Verify Module

The California-based Plannerly SaaS platform provides a ‘virtual BIM expert’ to help teams create and deliver leaner, smarter BIM processes and outcomes. While based in California, BIM management SaaS software provider Plannerly has some strong UK connections, having been started by some of the ex-Graphisoft people who founded Vico Software in Woking, Surrey in the …

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AECTechTV reaches milestone

AECTechTV 102 subscribers

AECTech TV, the video contech news magazine launched by “Extranet Evolution” and “AEC Business” on 4 September 2020, now has over 100 YouTube subscribers. They are modest milestones and it’s very early days, but AECTech TV, the video contech news magazine announced in late August (Covering the contech space: AECTech.TV) and launched on 4 September …

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The NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit

Mark Farmer

In a busy month for events, NBS’s October 2020 Construction Leaders’ Summit has a stellar roster of keynote and supporting speakers. NBS is one of the UK’s leading construction information services businesses, capturing information from construction product manufacturers for use by designers and specifiers, and also managing the Uniclass classification system. It has also monitored …

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Former ‘Facebook for Construction’, FieldLens closing

FieldLens

FieldLens, the New York City-based mobile construction management technology provider, acquired by WeWork in June 2017, is set to shut down. FieldLens, the New York City-based mobile construction management technology provider once dubbed the “Facebook of Construction” is said to be closing down. The business largely disappeared after being acquired by WeWork in June 2017 (FieldLens acquired …

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Bentley Systems’ IPO aims for $5.5 billion valuation

One Liberty Plaza, NYC

Bentley Systems has revised the targeted price range for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO), which could value the company at about US$5.49 billion (c. £4.28 billion or €4.68 billion). US-based architecture, engineering and construction software and services provider Bentley announced in August 2020 (Bentley raises IPO prospect again) that it had filed a registration …

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Norway’s Fonn attracts $3m, targets UK and US

Fonn devices

Fonn, a Norwegian sofware startup raises $3m to help fund its continued expansion in US, UK and European housebuilding markets. Norwegian construction SaaS software startup Fonn has announced a US$3m (c. €2.5m or £2.25m) funding round led by Oslo-based venture capital firm Idekapital. Aidiom, Investinor, Skagerak Maturo and Oxer Kapital were co-investors in the business, …

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NBS Chorus, Uniclass and CDEs

NBS Chorus devices

Formerly part of RIBA, NBS is positioning itself to be a ‘common data environment’ technology provider, with NBS Chorus building on its Uniclass and BIM toolkit data heritage.  Until June 2018 a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIBA Enterprises, Newcastle, UK-based NBS has been actively involved in electronic publishing and then software projects since the 1990s. Initially, …

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